Local Action, Global Impact

Written by Benn Carr on .

Dear Sirs,

I’m contacting you to let you know about a new Oxfam venture in Marlborough, which we hope some of your readers may be interested in.

Local people from the area are launching a new Oxfam Fundraising Group and as such are hoping to find like-minded people to join them - people who would like to use their time and skills to make a lasting change for people living in poverty and people who want their local action to have a global impact. 
The Marlborough Fundraising Group will be a fantastic experience for everyone involved, meeting regularly, and organising fun and exciting events to raise money.

With Oxfam’s support the group will help to lift communities around the world out of poverty - communities like Kalindi in Zambia.

Here, Oxfam provides materials, training for teachers and helps build classrooms and school amenities through it's partner ZEDAO.

Classes at Kalindi school used to be held under a tree - but with money raised by Oxfam supporters, two classrooms, a well & toilets have been built, along with the provision of school books & teaching resources.

If anyone would like to find out more information about our Marlborough Fundraising Group and Oxfam's wider work then we would like to invite them to join us at our upcoming Oxfam in Marlborough evening.  

There will be presentations on Oxfam’s work, including the opportunity to hear first-hand about Oxfam’s work in Zambia from guest speaker Janine Woodward, member and coordinator of Oxfam Bath, who visited the country last year. 
The event will be taking place at 7pm on Thursday 22nd September, at St Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HQ.

For more information and to reserve a place we ask that people contact me directly on 07952 437 754 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can be sure to get enough tea and biscuits for all! 
Ben Carr
Fundraising Support Assistant
Oxfam South West
Brunswick Ct
Brunswick Square
Bristol BS2 8PE